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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Wash them.

I just purchased them yesterday. The jean won't be ruined if I wash them? 

post #18212 of 20892
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Originally Posted by indy07 View Post

I just purchased them yesterday. The jean won't be ruined if I wash them? 

No - common misperceptions. With raw denim, for fade and wear's sake, you'll often be instructed to avoid washing for six months, etc. This is not necessary. One wash won't kill them or make them lose enough indigo to change them. They're clothes - meant to get dirty and then cleaned again.

Turn them inside out, and wash them on gentle in your machine using Woolite dark. When they're done, take them out and hang them to dry - or if you have a specific fit concern wear them dry. Either way. Your jeans will be fine.

Washing them prior to wearing is often advisable inasmuch as it removes excess starches from the fabric which can result in excessive wear, crotch blowouts, etc. Washing the denim will strengthen the fabric.
post #18213 of 20892

Has anyone seen a major different between lock stitching and chain stitching for their raw denim? It would cost $25 more for chain stitching is it worth it?

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by aspasp View Post

Has anyone seen a major different between lock stitching and chain stitching for their raw denim? It would cost $25 more for chain stitching is it worth it?

I already answered you and this question has been answered many, many times before. If you can't google "chainstitching," then I feel embarrassed for you.
post #18215 of 20892
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post

Well if they're good quality that will last me a few years then $300 is my limit.

Now all you need to narrow down is fit.
post #18216 of 20892
whodini ON ONE TONIGHT!
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Thank you sir.

post #18218 of 20892
Can anyone recommend a first 'nice' jean for my thats in the under $150 range? Just cleaned out my closet and threw out everything that does not fit me properly (went from a 38 waist to 32) and am only left with about 2 pairs of decent jeans. I have always bought levi's.

Also my inseam is between 30-32 and I can never find the perfect length. Are there any retail places I should know about that can hem them for me at no charge?

I am in Los Angeles, So I would really like to try some on and not buy online.
post #18219 of 20892

There's pretty much no reason not to get APC's in this scenario.  Might have to jump up your budget by $20 bucks or so if you can only buy them from Barney's but it's worth it.  If you are not some huge denim nerd and just want to look good APCs are the absolute best thing below $200 bucks and at the very least a top contender below $300.

 

If you're really stuck in your budget you can opt for Naked & Famous.  Really good stuff for the price there but cuts aren't as flattering as APC on most people.

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Originally Posted by Sean9 View Post

There's pretty much no reason not to get APC's in this scenario.  Might have to jump up your budget by $20 bucks or so if you can only buy them from Barney's but it's worth it.  If you are not some huge denim nerd and just want to look good APCs are the absolute best thing below $200 bucks and at the very least a top contender below $300.

If you're really stuck in your budget you can opt for Naked & Famous.  Really good stuff for the price there but cuts aren't as flattering as APC on most people.

Is there a particular line of APC's I should be looking for? Or are all APC's high enough quality? I know nothing about brands.

This is what I found when looking up APC near me.
post #18221 of 20892

I don't know anything about that Urban Outfitters stuff that's something weird.  Just go to Barney's and try them on.  They have 3 cuts New Standard, Petit Standard and New Cure.  So just try on one of each of those and see which one you like best and size down 2 from your Levi's size they should be really tight at first (barely able to button the top button) because the waist stretches out a bunch.  Any of the APC jeans you find at Barney's should be the real deal and definitely of high enough quality.

post #18222 of 20892
I think APC Madras is a different line (ie. not what you're looking for)
post #18223 of 20892
having a look at these on the blueowl site
has anyone bought a pair and do you get TTS and do you have to pre-shrink?

Unbranded "Tapered Leg" 14.5oz Selvedge in Indigo - Model UB201
http://www.blueowl.us/scripts/psp/VB_Bridge3.dll?VBPROG=\bin\shop.prodt.detail&SKU=7991200
post #18224 of 20892
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Originally Posted by tomee View Post

having a look at these on the blueowl site
has anyone bought a pair and do you get TTS and do you have to pre-shrink?
Unbranded "Tapered Leg" 14.5oz Selvedge in Indigo - Model UB201
http://www.blueowl.us/scripts/psp/VB_Bridge3.dll?VBPROG=\bin\shop.prodt.detail&SKU=7991200

These will be sanforized. Dont expect substantial shrinkage.

Still advised to give a soak though before washing for reasons already mentioned a few posts above.
post #18225 of 20892
hey guys. I want to buy some black overdyed slim fit jeans. I had a pair of petit standar in size 30 but they are slightly too skinny for me now. If I get a 32 would it help or would it look out of proportion? Or can anyone recommend me another pair? (I guess I am a true 32-33)
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